“I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:36

Christ Presbyterian (Augusta), Covenant Presbyterian (Augusta), and Westminster Presbyterian (Waynesboro) have taken on the challenge of being designated Matthew 25 congregations by the Presbyterian Mission of the PC(USA) and therefore are focusing our mission efforts on eradicating systemic poverty. According to Presbyterian Mission, “systemic poverty refers to the economic exploitation of people who are poor through laws, policies, practices and systems that perpetuate their impoverished status.” Inequity in access to affordable healthcare is one of the systemic contributions to poverty.

In our community and all across the country, people find themselves struggling with medical debt. Even those with insurance can find that high deductibles and co-payments leave them with medical debt they cannot afford. Approximately 14 million people in the U.S. owe over $1000 in unpaid medical debt. Two thirds of personal bankruptcies cite medical debt as the primary cause.

In order to offer real relief to people suffering under the weight of medical debt, Covenant Presbyterian Church, along with Christ Presbyterian and Westminster Presbyterian Churches in Augusta, will be raising money to eradicate $1,000,000 in medical debt in Augusta and the surrounding counties in Georgia and South Carolina. We are excited to demonstrate God’s amazing love and grace in such a tangible way -through the forgiveness of medical debt for our neighbors in need.

Here’s how it works: for every dollar you donate, $100 of medical debt is wiped away! Even small contributions can have a profound impact. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to eradicate $1,000,000 in medical debt.

The first $5000 raised will be matched by a $5000 gift!

Make a donation and share our campaign page to help us reach our goal. Thank you for your compassion and generosity!